With so many restrictions being put in place across Ontario for much of the year, the last several months have been incredibly difficult for many residents.
As a result, the Salvation Army is already experiencing a significant increase in demand for support, while also seeing a decrease in donations.
Additionally, with another province-wide lockdown looming, even more people could be out of work by the end of the year.
In an effort to help those struggling due to the pandemic, Heart to Home Meals is donating 10,000 meals to The Salvation Army.
“This has been a challenging year for all Canadians, but perhaps few were more heavily impacted by the pandemic than those among us who are food insecure” Nigel Richards, president of Heart to Home Meals, said in a news release.
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“And since we are now in the season of giving, we are happy to be able to contribute to the great work The Salvation Army is doing to feed those most vulnerable,” he continued.
The donated meals will be distributed to various food banks, shelters and daycare centres across the GTA and beyond.
Further, in addition to the donation to The Salvation Army, Heart to Home Meals will also be donating nearly 5,000 meals by December 31 to The Daily Bread Food Bank, which addresses food insecurity in urban areas.